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Desilu

The Story of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

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“Fansof The Lucy Show will find Desilufascinating.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent”—EntertainmentWeekly

Updatedand revised, Desilu is the classicinsider account of Lucile Ball and Desi Arnaz’s romance, collaboration, and success. Hollywoodjournalist Tom Gilbert and author Coyne Sanders, whose critically acclaimed bookson The Judy Garland Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show offerunparalleled insight into some of classic television’s greatestbehind-the-scenes stories, deliver a captivating look at Lucy and Desi’s on-and-off relationship, their creative melding ofminds, and their rollercoaster ride of fame and fortune. Desilu is an inspiring journey back to the Golden Age of Television, and awinning, unforgettable look at one of TV’s best-loved couples.

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Critical Praise

“Well researched and toughly sympathetic” —The Boston Globe

“Excellent” —Entertainment Weekly

“A page-turner of the first order ... Desilu is good, gritty, fair but strong and bottom line -- a gripper.” —The Hollwood Reporter

“Provide[s] fresh insights into the performers’ personalities . . . Fans of the Lucy show will find Desilu fascinating.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Lively and informative ... A thoughtful, candid look at one of the world’s most loved, most watched comedy teams -- —The Houston Post

Filled with juicy details, quotes, backstage insights, rare photos . . . The best bio about America’s red-topped funny lady ever” —Beverly Hills (213)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062020017
  • ISBN 10: 0062020013
  • Imprint: Dey Street Books
  • On Sale: 08/02/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC2: PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Direction & Production
  • BISAC3: PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism

Desilu by Coyne S. Sanders, Tom Gilbert

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